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Oh-So-Good Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2003
This recipe was great...it will be a new family favorite. It is very easy to make. I made some changes to the recipe...I added black beans and some hot sauce to the mixture and also sprinkled some cheese on top 5 minutes before taking it out of the oven. I didn't use all of the rice called for in the recipe, maybe only a cup and a half instead of two and I thought that it could use just a little more salsa and maybe some diced tomatoes. It was very very good. I served it with sour cream and tostadas. Excellent!!!
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Garlic Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2003
This recipe was excellent! I made it with T-bone steaks and green beans. My boyfriend loved the potatoes so much that he didn't even want to eat his steak.. which is amazing because he loves steak! The only change I made to the recipe was that I doubled the garlic sauce. It was great and it will definitely be a family favorite....2nd review.....we have been making this recipe for over 5 years now and it's still a hit!! My boyfriend (now husband) absoluetly loves it. I gave this recipe to my sister as well and it's a hit in her family too. fantastic!
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Scallop Scampi

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2005
This is by far the best recipe I have ever gotten off this site and believe-you-me I have gotten alot! I did make some changes to the recipe per the reviews of other users. I used a half butter, half olive oil combo instead of margarine...I used scallions instead of the onions....I added shrimp, mushrooms and about 1 1/2 cups of shredded swiss cheese....I used parmesan cheese instead of romano and I only added a little parm during the cooking and added most of it right before serving while I was adding the swiss cheese. This came out delish, it was like being at the olive garden. The only thing that I will change next time is to double the sauce because with the added shrimp and mushrooms the sauce didn't seem too plentiful. I got rave reviews from my bro-in-law and sis and their only complaint was that they wanted more sauce. I served this with garlic bread and the remainder of white wine. Great! One more tip...add the cheese when it is warm, not boiling. So basically take it off the stove and let it set for maybe 5 minutes before adding the cheese. I figured this out the hard way. If you add the cheese when it's too hot it will clump up and stick to everything. The sauce doesn't get creamy that way. Only if you add it when it's warm.
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Delicious Black Bean Burritos

Reviewed: May 14, 2002
My boyfriend and I love this recipe! I changed it a little. I boiled and shredded some chiken and added it in at the last minute. It was excellent. I also bought a box of Uncle Ben's Mexican style rice and added some of that into the burrito also. Needless to say it was gone in no time.
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Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

Reviewed: May 7, 2003
This was awesome!!! I used chicken broth instead of the hot water and chicken boullion cube as suggested. I also used diced tomatoes with green chilies and I put in some chopped up canned potatoes. I added a little more hot sauce then suggested. I served it with tostada chips and lots of cilantro. My boyfriend is from mexico and he loved it, he said it was excellent and ate atleast 3 bowls for dinner and had some for breakfast the next morning. This is definitely a keeper. The only thing I would add to it next time is some more hot sauce and and maybe some more chilies.
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Jenn's Out Of This World Spaghetti and Meatballs

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2007
This was fantastic. I actually made many changes. I didn't make the sauce and just used the recipe for the meatballs. I made a pot of sauce (combination of store-bought jars)and I mixed the meatballs and made them into 2 inch balls. I baked them at 350 for 20 minutes. If you decide to do this do it in a casserole dish and not on a cookie sheet. The grease from the ground beef dribbled into the bottom of my oven and was a mess. After baking them I put them in the sauce and added sweet italian sausage cut up into pieces. I brought it to a boil and then simmered for about an hour and a half. It was delish. My family raved about the whole meal especially the meatballs. I served it with wheat pasta and garlic bread. Very good.
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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2006
This was fantastic. The chicken came out so juicey and almost melts in your mouth. I love the sauce it was tangy and sweet, just perfect. I did change a few things. I used dijon mustard and organic honey, I didn't use basil. This was what I did. I sprinkled salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides of the chicken, then poured half sauce over chicken and baked for 20 minutes. I then turned the chicken over and poured the remaining sauce over the chicken. I baked it for another 15 minutes. Fabulous, this is going to be a staple in my house. My husband loved it too. I served it with sauted spinach and garlic and conscious and lentils. This is a must try recipe.
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Rugelach

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2006
I have never had Rugelach before...actually I don't even know how to pronounce it but it's fantastic. I did change the recipe a little. I don't have a food processor so I used my kitchenaid mixer and a pastry cutter to make the dough. It took a little while but it worked. One thing I learned is that you really have to flour your surface and the rolling pin before you try to roll out the dough. It was hard for me to roll mine because the wedges stuck to the wax paper. I still have 3 more disks to roll out so I will know how to do it tonight. For my filling I used sugar-free apricot preservatives, sprinkled it with some brown sugar, then put about 1/4 of a cup of white sugar and 1/2 a tbsp of cinnamon. I added raisins to top it off. Baking them for 22 minutes was perfect. When I make the rest of mine tonight I think I will chop up the raisins so they fit better. Besides that I don't think I am going to change a thing. I wasn't sure how the dough would come out...it was light and flaky. My brother-in-law thought it was a french recipe because it was similar to a croissant. He was surprised I had made it from scratch. This recipe is awesome. It's a little time consuming but totally worth it in the end. Thanks for the recipe. **I brought these for dessert at Christmas dinner and my father couldn't believe I had made these, he was really shocked. He loved them. **
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Coconut Custard Pie III

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2004
The first time I baked this it didn't come out terrific but I decided to try it again and I made my own adjustments. The first time it tasted very eggy so I used 3 eggs this time. I also used 1 1/2 cups milk and 1/2 cup half and half, omitting 1/2 cup. It seemed that there was too much filling the first time I made it also. I also used only 1/2 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup. I added a little bit of cinnamon as well as the nutmeg. It came out great this time. My brother-in-law loves this pie.
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Chicken Hurry

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2006
This recipe was very good and reminded me of a recipe my mom used to make. I changed this recipe a little. I used chicken legs instead of thighs. I doubled the sauce but kept the original amount of brown sugar and only used half the package of onion soup mix. I also layered the bottom of the pan with sliced onions. There was only enough sauce to put about a large spoonful over each piece of chicken. I want enough sauce to pour it over and cover the chicken as well as an inch or so in the bottom of the pan. So after spooning the sauce I added water to the bottom of the pan, atleast enough to cover the onions. It came out really good. My husband liked it but said it was a little too sweet so next time I think I will omit the brown sugar all together. I also seasoned the chicken with pepper and garlic powder before putting sauce on it. This was very easy so I will make it again.
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Stuffed Jalapenos III

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2006
These came out really good. I used regular whipped cream cheese, mexican blend of grated cheese, two spoons of salsa, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I put it all in a ziploc bag and cut the corner off and pipped the filling in, as another user suggested. So easy! My husband cut the peppers wrong but I was still able to fill them without a problem. Next time I think I will try the pineapple cream cheese to see the difference and I will use a whole strip of bacon instead of half. My husband loved these, I loved them too but they were really hot for me. He even thought so and he's from mexico and has a stomach of steel. These are a must try!!
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Spanish Flan

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2005
Perfect flan!! I also made the Creamy Caramel Flan but that was way too thick for me. It was more like cheese cake then flan. This was more light and fluffy and exactly what I was looking for. Next time I will try to use low fat evaporated milk or low fat sweetened condensed milk and see if that takes anything away from it. It was great...very highly recommended if you want something similar to true mexican flan.
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Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2010
I made this as an appetizer for my nephews first birthday. It was awesome. I changed only a few things. I didn't put as much cheddar cheese as was called for because I didn't have it. Next time I think I will put the right amount and see how much chessier it is. I also baked these instead of frying them. I made them ahead of time and baked them at 350 for 20 minutes then I let them cool and froze them. The night before the party I let them thaw and baked them the next day at 350 for about 25 minutes. I also sprayed them with cooking spray before baking them so they would get a little crispy. These came out awesome served with some buttermilk ranch sauce. I made about 70 and they all disappeared.
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Spaghetti Squash Saute

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
MADE THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IT CAME OUT REALLY WELL. MY BF IS DIABETIC SO WE MADE MEATBALLS AND SAUCE AND SERVED THEM OVER THE SPAGHETTI SQUASH. WE BOTH LIKED IT AND IT IS A GREAT ALT TO PASTA FOR HIM.
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Mother-in-Law's Chops

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2008
My family and I loved this recipe. The pork had a great flavor and was very tender after cooking for 2 hrs. I served it with mashed potatoes and green beans. The best thing is that this recipe only rates as 4 points on a Weight Watchers scale. Highly recommended.
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Broccoli and Rice Stir Fry

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2002
My Boyfriend loved this recipe!! I boiled some chicken and added it into the recipe and it was great... I will definitely make it again!
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Brownie Batter + Cupcake = The SECOND BEST Cupcake. Ever

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2013
I made this cupcake for a good friend's birthday party. These were absolutely amazing. I made my cupcakes with 1/3 brownie on the bottom and Strawberry cake on top with a cream cheese icing. I cooked my cupcakes for 25 mins at 350 degrees. Please note that the brownie is going to be soft and gooey. I love it like that and so did everyone else but anyone that is squimish about brownie batter that isn't fully cooked might want to cook just the brownie in the oven for a bit before adding the cake batter. I also tried putting only a little brownie on the bottom instead of 1/3. I found that the brownie still stayed gooey and when unwrapping these cupcakes the brownie stuck to the foil cups. All the cupcakes that had 1/3 of the brownie came out of the foil cups without a problem. I will definitely make these again and have been deemed the "cupcake maker" of the family now.
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
I made this last night. I followed the recipe almost exactly except I used half lean ground beef and 1/2 ground pork. It came out really well. I did use all the red pepper flakes and the hot sauce and it was a bit spicy for me. I really liked it but next time I might cut the spice in half. My boyfriend likes spicy food and it was just fine for him but he agreed if we make it for anyone else we need to cut the spice is half atleast. I also cut the salt in half since we were also using garlic salt and the worcestershire sauce can be salts as well. I may add in the salt next time to see if it makes a difference. I didn't notice the recipe lacking salt and it wasn't too salty. I baked these in the oven for 20min and then simmered them in a pot of tomato sauce for about 40 minutes. I served it over spaghetti squash, as my bf is diabetic and served broccoli and cheese with it. I would definitely make this again. Very good meatball recipe.
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Red Skinned Potato Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2007
This potato salad came out great. I made it for a work BBQ and I only had a little leftovers. My husband, who ate the leftovers said it was great. I did change some things. I doubled the recipe. I omitted the bacon, used green onions instead of regular onion, added paprika, only used half the mayo and used yellow mustard to taste. The only thing I would change is I would cook the potatoes a little bit longer. The smaller potatoes were perfect but the larger ones were still a little hard in the middle. Next time I will cut them in half before boiling and cook maybe a few minutes longer. Also, make sure you wait till the potatoes are cold before you cube them, it works much better that way.
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: May 25, 2006
My family and I love this soup. I make it several times a month. It is super tasty and super healthy. I add a few more things to it though. I always add green pepper, chopped butternut squash, quartered new potatoes and sometimes turkey kielbasa. Mostly I leave it veggie, I found that the kielbasa makes it a lot more greasy and prefer it more healthy. I have also used Organic French Green Lentils and it is wonderful. Highly recommended. My husband loves it!
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